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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:10 pm

Bag's Word of Every Other Day, now with more <s>dogmeat</s> Bunyip, question mark?

Today's word is: eleemosynary.
el·ee·mos·y·nar·y
–adjective
1. of or pertaining to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable.
2. derived from or provided by charity.
3. dependent on or supported by charity: an eleemosynary educational institution.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:54 pm

Today's word is: lapling.
Lapling
n.
One who has been fondled to excess; one fond of ease and sensual delights; -- a term of contempt.

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Postby Bunyip » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:42 am

Bag of Ass wrote:Bag's Word of Every Other Day, now with more <s>dogmeat</s> Bunyip, question mark?

Okay!

Sunday's word is: cathexis.
ca·thex·is
–noun, plural -thex·es
1. the investment of emotional significance in an activity, object, or idea.
2. the charge of psychic energy so invested.

Also cathect.
ca·thect
–verb
To invest emotional energy in (a person, object or idea).

[Back-formation from cathexis.]

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Postby . » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:59 am

Did you have doggie killed so he wouldn't ruin your thread, BoA? DID YOU!?

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Postby dogmeat » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:15 pm

Mrh?

I was PC-less for over a week with no online access. If I could've done an entry via my 360, I'd have done so. But now I'm back. Is it my turn?

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:06 pm

Sure, you can go if you want.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:40 pm

Dude are you for real?

Today's word is: euneirophrenia.
Main Entry: euneirophrenia
Part of Speech: n
Definition: peace of mind after a pleasant dream

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Postby dogmeat » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:30 am

PC trouble yet again, reinstalled XP and all seems to be tickety boo again, normal service will resume forthwith.

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Postby dogmeat » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:47 pm

Monday's word was extirpate.
ex·tir·pate
–verb (used with object),
1. to remove or destroy totally; do away with; exterminate.
2. to pull up by or as if by the roots; root up: to extirpate an unwanted hair.
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[Origin: 1530–40; < Latin ex(s)tirpātus plucked up by the stem (ptp. of ex(s)tirpāre), equiv. to ex- + stirp- (s. of stirps) stem + -ātus]

And today's word is adumbrate.
ad·um·brate
–verb (used with object),
1. to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch.
2. to foreshadow; prefigure.
3. to darken or conceal partially; overshadow.
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[Origin: 1575–85; < Latin adumbrātus shaded (ptp. of adumbrāre), equiv. to ad- + umbr(a) shade, shadow + -ātus]


S'good to be back! :)

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:30 pm

Today's word (courtesy of Bunyip) is: animadversion.
an·i·mad·ver·sion
n.
1. Strong criticism.
2. A critical or censorious remark: "entertained serious animadversions concerning the U.S.S.R. and its behavior on the international scene" (Adam B. Ulam).

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Postby . » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:21 pm

Dammit! I was hoping it was the adversion to anime. Way to let me down again, guys.

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Postby Bunyip » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:23 am

Words meaning "adversion to anime": common sense ohhhhhhhh

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Postby dogmeat » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:26 pm

Today's word is polysyllabic.
pol·y·syl·lab·ic
–adjective
1. consisting of several, esp. four or more, syllables, as a word.
2. characterized by such words, as a language, piece of writing, etc.
Also, pol·y·syl·lab·i·cal.

[Origin: 1650–60; < ML polysyllab(us) of many syllables (< Gk polysýllabos) + -ic.]

I always thought it was a stupid parrot that liked to eat ballpoint pens... *shrug*

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:59 pm

Today's word is: iatrogenic.
i·at·ro·gen·ic
adj.
Induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy. Used especially of an infection or other complication of treatment.

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Postby dogmeat » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:13 pm

Today's word is fastigium.
fas·tig·i·um
Medicine/Medical.
1. The highest point of a fever or disease; the period of greatest development of an infection.
2. The angle in the roof of the fourth ventricle of the brain.

[Latin fastīgium, apex, height.]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:53 pm

Today's word is: bête noire.
bête noire
–noun, plural bêtes noires
a person or thing especially disliked or dreaded; bane; bugbear.

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Postby dogmeat » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:16 am

Yesterday's word was charley horse.
charley horse
–noun
A painful, involuntary cramp of an arm or leg muscle resulting from excessive muscular strain or a blow.
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[Origin: 1885–90; orig. baseball slang]


Baseball is weird.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:54 pm

Today's word is: eugeria.
Main Entry: eugeria
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a normal and happy old age

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Postby dogmeat » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:30 pm

Thursday's word was hie.
hie
–verb (used without object) 1. to hasten; speed; go in haste.
–verb (used with object) 2. to hasten (oneself): Hie yourself down to this once-in-a-lifetime sale!

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[Origin: before 900AD; ME hien, hyen, OE hīgian to strive; c. D hijgen to pant, Gk kíein to go; L ciére to cause to go]
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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:01 pm

Today's word is: spaghettification.
In astrophysics, the process of spaghettification is the stretching of objects into long thin shapes (rather like spaghetti) as they approach the gravitational singularity of a black hole. It is caused by extreme tidal forces. This stretching is so extreme that no object can withstand it, no matter how strong its components are. The word spaghettification comes from an example given by Stephen Hawking in his book A Brief History of Time, wherein he describes the plight of a fictional astronaut who, passing within a black hole's event horizon, is "stretched like spaghetti" by the gravitational gradient from head to toe.

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